The deal represents a conversion of five of the 25 options booked by the carrier’s parent company WestJet and announced on August 1, 2012 along with WestJet’s firm order for 20 Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprops.

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Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services has signed a letter of intent to order one Bombardier CS300 aircraft and to take an option for another. With this commitment, Falcon Aviation Services becomes the first customer for the Bombardier CSeries family in the United Arab Emirates.

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The manufacturer announced the deal on the first day of the Singapore Airshow 2014. Based on the list price for the Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen, the manufacturer values a firm order for up to 12 CRJ900 NextGen regional jets at approximately US$563 million.

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Bombardier Aerospace has announced that an existing, unidentified CS300 customer has placed a firm order for an additional three examples of the type. The purchase increases the firm orderbook for the Bombardier CSeries family to 201 aircraft.

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Based on the list price of the Bombardier Q400 NextGen, the manufacturer values the order at approximately US$61 million.

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Bombardier Aerospace has announced a sizable new firm order for CSeries jets from a new Saudi Arabian airline but at the same time has confirmed it has postponed the entry into service of its new commercial-jet family by at least seven or eight months.

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Based on the list price for the Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen, the manufacturer values the firm order at approximately US$1.42 billion. This could increase to approximately US$3.38 billion if American Airlines converts the 40 options into firm orders.

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Chinese company Nantong Tongzhou Bay Aviation Industry Co., Ltd. has signed a letter of intent to place a firm order for 30 Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprops. It is preparing to launch airline operations in China, through a regional carrier to be named Sutong Airlines.

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The airline’s order firms up a letter of intent from Iraqi Airways that Bombardier Aerospace announced on November 19 during the Dubai Airshow 2013.

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China’s only specialized regional airline, China Express Airlines, has placed a firm order for three Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen airliners. It has also entered into conditional purchase agreements for five additional Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets and has taken options on eight more CRJ900 NextGens.

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The manufacturer puts a potential list-price value of US$70 million on Abu Dhabi Aviation’s deal for two Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, should the carrier firm its order.

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Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, has signed a letter of intent to order five Bombardier CS300 mainline jetliners and option 11 more CS300s. The LOI was executed at the Dubai Airshow 2013, during a visit that included government officials from Iraq, Canada, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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Lessor Palma Holding Limited has signed a letter of intent to order up to eight two-class Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. The agreement, announced at the Dubai Airshow 2013, would cover four firm-ordered aircraft and four options.

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Bombardier Aerospace announced the deal from Air Côte d’Ivoire ‒ which is the national airline of Ivory Coast ‒ on November 18, at the Dubai Airshow 2013.

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Based on the list price of the Q400 NextGen airliner, Bombardier Aerospace values the firm order at approximately US$32.2 million. The value could increase to $65.78 million should Luxair exercise its option.

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Bombardier CS100 C-FBCS, which the manufacturer calls CSeries Flight Test Vehicle One, landed at Mirabel Airport some 30 miles north of Montreal at 12:22 p.m. local time, following a 2 hour 29 minute first flight.

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At 9:53 a.m. on September 16, after a short take-off run, Bombardier CS100 C-FBCS ‒ named Flight Test Vehicle 1 by Bombardier Aerospace ‒ took off into a clear blue sky from Mirabel Airport some 30 miles north of Montreal.

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Bombardier Aerospace says it will confirm more precise timing approximately 24 hours prior to the actual date and time of the first flight of FTV1.

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Bombardier Aerospace has obtained Transport Canada’s Flight Test Permit for the first CSeries aircraft – Flight Test Vehicle 1 – thereby clearing the way for its maiden flight.

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